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I've already celebrated over at [ profile] ontd_political, but I couldn't let the Senate vote on repealing DADT pass (no pun intended) without comment here as well. There are some wonderful comments from Admiral Mike Mullen over here, which make me optimistic for how they'll deal with this.

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Today's 9 Chickweed Lane makes me so very happy.

*snickers lots*

It now being Sunday, I'd like to point to [ profile] elynross's recent post regarding The Christian Alliance for Progress, the site for a new organization with the following statement:

The success of the Religious Right in appropriating the language of Christianity has led many people to become generally wary of religion in the public sphere and of Christianity in particular. The Religious Right has used the language of Christianity to promote an extreme and divisive political agenda that has helped polarize our nation. But foundational Christian values like compassion, justice and peace are largely absent from our political discussion. And there are millions of Christian Americans who share progressive views, or, at a minimum, are increasingly turned off by the extreme rhetoric and political agenda of the Religious Right.

The Christian Alliance for Progress is a national movement that started in Jacksonville, Florida among ordinary Americans who want to reclaim Christianity and change this current political picture. Members in the movement want to restore core values of Christianity while honoring diverse views about religion and Christian life. Many Americans, especially people of faith, are ready to hear from Christians who are tolerant, and who understand the many ways that our faiths impact our views of public life. The Christian Alliance advances a renewed, progressive vision of Gospel values and seeks to help Americans express this moral vision in our lives and in our politics.

I read through all the sections and couldn't find anything I really disagreed with. It was nice to finally find a Christian organization that expresses such positive attitudes and which accurately reflects my political stances on these hot-topic issues. Wow. I signed up for the newsletter, and I think I'll be passing on this link to like-minded friends at church later this morning. I can think of plenty of liberal Episcopalians who would support this movement.


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